Linux on Optiplex GX270? (OT)
rstuart at lubemobile.com.au
Thu Oct 30 01:06:00 CST 2003
On Mon, 2003-10-27 at 21:59, Ed Martin wrote:
> I know this is off topic for a PE group, but I bet the answer is out there. So, sorry for the diversion, I'll keep it short.
> We are considering buying some Optiplex GX270 desktops, and would like to run Linux on them. I know that Dell won't support this. But is anyone running Linux on one of these? If so is it working ok? What distribution/kernel?
> We'd ideally like to run Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v3). But Red Hat 9 would be OK, also some flavour of Debian. Or even Mandrake!
> Thanks in advance.
I have just moved my setup to some GX270's. I use Red Hat 7.2, with
kernel-2.4.20-20.7. It all just worked, so I imagine just about any
distribution would work. I don't use X though. My experience when
using an old X version with modern Intel Video Chipset's is a maze of
pain. You need X 4.3.
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